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Author Eleff, Zev, author.

Title Modern Orthodox Judaism : a documentary history / Zev Eleff ; foreword by Jacob J. Schacter.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
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Series JPS anthologies of Jewish thought
JPS anthologies of Jewish thought.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Orthodox Judaism and the modern American experience. 1. Engaging reform. Section 1. Charleston clamorings and other "heresies". "Retrograde instead of advancing" / Mordecai Noah -- New lights and old lights / a member of the Reformed Society of Israelites -- This happy land / Isaac Harby -- A Jewish Luther / Jacob Mordecai -- An open letter to Gustavus Poznanski / Isaac Leeser -- "Some wolves clothed in sheep's-cover" / Abraham Rice -- What prevails among the Jewish people? / Mordecai Noah -- Section 2. Living Orthodox Judaism. This is religious liberty in America / Abraham Kohn -- Our holy place / Trustees of the Congregation Shearith Israel -- Strange misbehavior / Max Lilienthal -- An aunt's admonishment / Anna Marks Allen -- 2. The traditional Talmud and response to Reform prayer books. Section 1. Talking Talmud. "The Talmud is not divine" / Benjamin Cohen Carillon -- At the risk of being considered hyper-orthodox / Henry Goldsmith -- A return to the Maimonidean view? / Abraham Rice -- The Cleveland conference / Isaac Leeser -- It is decidedly heretical / Morris J. Raphall -- Section 2. The modified Mahzor. An ornament for parlor-tables / Bernard Illowy -- A letter from an "enlightened Orthodox" Jew / Benjamin Franklin Peixotto -- On burning Reform prayer books / Eliyahu Holzman -- Minhag Ashkenaz and Minhag Reform / Samuel Myer Isaacs -- 3. An Orthodox ministry. Section 1. The impaired and itinerant "rabbi". Rabbinic tenure / Max Lilienthal -- A new calling / Palestine -- Isaac Leeser's successor / Alfred T. Jones -- Section 2. Defenders of tradition. The ethics / Alexander Kohut -- Backward or forward? / Kaufmann Kohler -- What is progress? / Alexander Kohut -- Section 3. An Orthodox seminary? To the Hebrews of America / Henry Pereira Mendes -- A school for the intelligent Orthodox / Sabato Morais -- To preserve Judaism above all else / Jacob H. Schiff.
Part 2. The contest for modern Orthodox Judaism. 4. The arrival of Eastern European immigrants. Section 1. Resisting a Treifene Medine. Sabath at the Polish shul / William M. Rosenblatt -- The chief rabbi's sermon / Abraham Cahan -- The Charleston responsum / Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin -- Father and mother / Anzia Yezierska -- Daughter of the Ramaz / S.N. Behrman -- The bylaws of the Agudath Ha-Rabbonim / The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of America -- Section 2. Accommodating to a Goldene Medine. The Orthodox convention / Orthodox Jewish Congregational Union of America -- What is Orthodoxy? / Henry Pereira Mendes -- Modern Orthodoxy in the light of Orthodox authorities / Gotthard Deutsch -- Pictures of Jewish home life / Esther J. Ruskay -- Young Israel / Hebrew Standard -- Proposal for a five-day work week / Bernard Drachman -- The Synagogue Council of America / Abraham Burstein -- 5. Trailblazers. Section 1. The revel revolution. An Orthodox high school / Solomon T.H. Hurwitz -- The question of the time / Eliezer Ladizinsky -- Yeshiva College / Bernard Revel -- The Hebrew Theological College of Chicago / Hyman L. Meites -- Section 2. Solomon Schechter and the Orthodox. Is Schechter Orthodox? / Emanuel Schreiber -- The "general religious tendency" of the seminary / Solomon Schechter -- A dangerous situation / American Hebrew -- The Orthodox rabbis and the seminary / Judah David Eisenstein -- A reaffirmation of traditional Judaism / Max Drob -- 6. The parting of the ways: Orthodox and Conservative Judaism. Section 1. What's in a name? A definition of modern Orthodox / Henry Pereira Mendes -- The "modern Orthodox" rabbi / Solomon Zucrow -- What is Orthodox Judaism? / Leo Jung -- The Rabbinical Council of America / Solomon Reichman -- Orthodox-Traditional-Torah-true Judaism / Jospeh Lookstein -- Section 2. Mixed seating and "modern Orthodox". "A modern Orthodox congregation" / Joseph Rudnick -- May men and women sit together in shul? / Joseph B. Soloveitchik -- A "family seated" Orthodox synagogue / Julius Katz -- Section 3. Heresy hunting. A new religious group in American Judaism? / S. Felix Mendelsohn -- The excommunication of Mordecai Kaplan / Agudath Ha-Rabbonim -- The conservative Beth Din / Fabian Schoenfeld -- The synagogue council ban / Eleven Roshei Yeshiva -- A conservative converts to Orthodox Judaism / C.E. Hillel Kauvar -- A convert within your gates / Samson R. Weiss.
Part 3. A modern Orthodox movement. 7. Becoming modern Orthodox Jews. Section 1. The new Orthodox left. The search for a modern Orthodox "ideologist" / Charles S. Liebman -- Making Orthodoxy relevant in America / Irving "Yitz" Greenberg -- Dear Yitzchak / Aharon Lichtenstein -- The radicals / Walter Wurzburger -- Section 2. A modern Orthodox movement. The College Bowl sensation / Yeshivah of Flatbush Student Government -- Watching with great enthusiasm and excitement / Fifth Graders of Hillel Day School -- Modern Orthodoxy is not a movement / Emanuel Rackman -- A modern Orthodox movement / Norman Lamm -- 8. Orthodox, Inc. Section 1. The day school. Maimonides School / Shulamith Meiselman -- A Rabbinical Supervisory Council for day schools / Torah Umesorah -- Orthodox student pride / Gwendolyn R. Buttnick -- Section 2. Beyond the school. Camp Moshava / Lillian X. Frost -- National Conference of Synagogue Youth / Abraham I. Rosenberg -- Drisha Institute for Jewish Education / Soshea Leibler -- Section 3. Yeshiva University. Synthesis / Samuel Belkin -- A new beginning / Yeshaiv University Office of Admissions -- Section 4. Industrializing Kashrut. The "ou" symbol / Herbert S. Goldstein -- How kosher is ou? / Alexander Rosenberg -- Section 5. Interfaith dialogue. The self-appointed spokesman / National Council of Young Israel -- Confrontation / Joseph B. Soloveitchik -- The new encounter / Irving "Yitz" Greenberg -- 9. The Orthodox Synagogue and rabbinate. Section 1. Rites of passage. The Friday night Bat Mitzvah / Oscar Z. Fasman -- Fancy parties and busy fathers / Joseph Speiser -- Section 2. A more Orthodox sanctuary? Law is law / William N. Ciner -- The reacculturation of the "Yeshiva student" / Ralph Pelcovitz -- The social politics of shul / Samuel C. Heilman -- Section 3. The "new" Orthodox rabbi. My return to the rabbinate / Anonymous -- A hero for the "religiously apathetic" / Steven "Shlomo" Riskin -- Needed: clinical pastoral training / Sherman P. Kirshner -- 10. The state of Orthodox belief. Section 1. What does Orthodoxy believe? The core of Judaism / Herman Wouk -- Minimal set of principles / Leonard B. Gewirtz -- The state of Orthodox belief--an open view / Marvin Fox -- The state of Orthodox belief--a less-open view / Immanuel Jakobovits -- Section 2. Halakhah, the modern Orthodox way? Halakhic man and the mathematician / Joseph B. Soloveitchik -- Authentic Halakhah and the "teleological jurist" / Emanuel Rackman -- The letter and the spirit of the law / Immanuel Jakobovits -- New York's most powerful rabbi? / Ronald I. Rubin -- 11. Responding to tragedies and triumphs. Section1. The Holocaust. Never again! / Meir Kahane -- The voluntary covenant / Irving Greenberg -- Section 2. Zionism and the state of Israel. The religious Zionist's responsibilities in "Galut" to "Eretz Israel" / Bessie Gotsfeld -- A few words of confession / Joseph B. Soloveitchik -- An expression of the "Jewish soul" / Joel B. Wolowelsky -- The Six-Day War / Eliezer Berkovits -- Section 3. Communism, Vietnam, and Soviet Jewry. The Rosenberg case / National Council of Young Israel -- The student struggle for Soviet Jewry / Jacob Birnbaum -- Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik's opposition to the Vietnam War / Hamevaser -- A prayer for Soviet Jews / Haskel Lookstein -- 12. The Orthodox family. Section 1. Ritual purity and birth control. Five reasons why every Jewish woman should adhere to family purity / Women's Branch of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America -- Hedge of roses / Norman Lamm -- Commandment number one: Birth control / Herbert S. Goldstein -- Section 2. Tay-Sachs: an Ashkenazic "disease". Tay-Sachs disease / Allan Kaplan -- An official policy for genetic screening / Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists -- The pros and cons of "mass hysteria" / Moshe D. Tendler -- Section 3. The prenuptial agreement. Creativity in "family law" / Emanuel Rackman -- In the matter of prenuptial agreements / Rabbinical Council of America -- Why Orthodox rabbis should insist on a prenuptial agreement / Saul J. Berman -- 13. From rebbetzin to rabbah. Section 1. The rabbi's wife. The rabbi's wife / Sara Hyamson -- "My occult powers" / Channa Gerstein -- The role of the rabbi's wife / Theodore L. Adams -- A rebbitzen respectfully dissents / Helen Felman -- Section 2. A female synagogue leader. Is now the time for Orthodox women rabbis? / Blu Greenberg -- The female "congregational educator" / Richard Kestenbaum -- New roles for rebbetzins / Abby Lerner -- Yes, we are Orthodox, and yes, we hired a female member of our clergy! / Adam Scheier -- 14. Sliding to the right and to the left. Section 1. The center under siege. An American Zionist lives a "schizoid life" / David Landesman -- A modern Orthodox utopia turned to ashes / David Singer -- "Centrist Orthodoxy" / Gilbert Klaperman -- Gifter slaughters Lamm for Passover / Mordechai Gifter -- Baruch Lanner will be your rabbi / Elie Hiller -- "Frum from birth" / Anonymous -- Section 2. Sliding to the right. An "unorthodox" ad? / Haskel Lookstein -- The misleading salesmen of Torah u-Madda / Paul Eidelberg -- Trashing Torah u-Madda / Behnam Dayanim and Dov Pinchot -- The Israel experience / Esther Krauss -- "I never saw the rav read a secular book" / Abba Bronspigel -- Section 3. Sliding to the left. Modern Orthodoxy goes to Grossinger's / Shlomo Riskin -- The RIETS responsum on women's prayer groups / Five Yeshiva University Roshei Yeshiva -- The affairs of the rabbinical council / Louis Bernstein -- Piety not rebellion / Rivka Haut -- "Very little Halachic Judaism" / Eliezer Berkovits -- "Modern Orthodox" and "traditional Conservative": is an alliance possible? / Avi Weiss -- Jewish women hear muffled voices / Laura Shaw -- Take Rav Soloveitchik at full depth / Aharon Lichtenstein -- 15. Reconsidering modern Orthodox Judaism in a new century. Section 1. Loosening grip. Modern Orthodox Gedolim / Dena Freundlich -- Stalemate at Stern College / Cindy Bernstein and Norman Lamm -- Modern Orthodoxy's demise / Gary Bauman -- Social Orthodoxy / Jay P. Lefkowitz -- The Freundel affair / Kesher Israel Board of Directors -- Section 2. Modern Orthodoxy reclaimed? Open Orthodox Judaism / Dov Linzer and Avi Weiss -- The close of Edah / Saul J. Berman -- Shirah Hadashah / Tova Hartman -- A statement of principles / Nathaniel Helfgot -- Taking back modern Orthodox Judaism / Asher Lopatin.
Summary Modern Orthodox Judaism offers an extensive selection of primary texts documenting the Orthodox encounter with American Judaism that led to the emergence of the Modern Orthodox movement. Many texts in this volume are drawn from episodes of conflict that helped form Modern Orthodox Judaism. These include the traditionalists' response to the early expressions of Reform Judaism, as well as incidents that helped define the widening differences between Orthodox and Conservative Judaism in the early twentieth century. Other texts explore the internal struggles to maintain order and balance once Orthodox Judaism had separated itself from other religious movements. Zev Eleff combines published documents with seldom-seen archival sources in tracing Modern Orthodoxy as it developed into a structured movement, established its own institutions, and encountered critical events and issues--some that helped shape the movement and others that caused tension within it. A general introduction explains the rise of the movement and puts the texts in historical context. Brief introductions to each section guide readers through the documents of this new, dynamic Jewish expression.
Note Print version record.
Subject Orthodox Judaism -- History.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Orthodox.
Orthodox Judaism. (OCoLC)fst01048493
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Eleff, Zev. Modern Orthodox Judaism. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016] 9780827612570 (DLC) 2016001735 (OCoLC)928607739
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